Mark Best

Q: If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what it will become? A: It will simply become wet.

It Does Not Hurt to Get a Little Help

My brother is a very depressed person, he had been for as long as I can remember. He always slumps around the house complains about his life. He never seems to be happy, rather than joining in family games he sits in a corner and insults himself. He is so depressed he swallowed a whole bottle of pills in a suicide attempt, luckily my father called the hospital and saved his life. After seeing him like this for so long I told him to get xanax. He told me that he didn’t need that and that he is fine the way he is. Soon after that he moved out, at age 21, and got his own apartment and a job as a pizza delivery man. A few months later I discovered that he had been fired and had another suicide attempt. This time it was also with pills, he thought it would work because my dad wouldn’t be able to stop him this time but my sister came to visit him only minutes after swallowing the pills.

After his second attempt he listened to me and got xanax. He said that maybe I was right. he can’t do this on his on and he needs help. Three months later I saw him again, he was working at McDonalds and he looked like a very happy man. He seemed to enjoy his job, when I talked to him he said that his work really helps him stay positive and feel like a great person. That was a year ago, now my brother is the manager at McDonalds and has never been happier. He also has a girlfriend who helps keep him from making mistakes. I am glad that my brother got the help he needed, he can live a nice productive life now.

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